2013 Sightings: June 28, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

This morning on the Cetacea’s 10 a.m. whale watch, we headed north towards Thacher’s Island in search of whales. Despite some haze and choppy sea conditions, we were able to spot Pinball the humpback! She was deep feeding off of a small shallow area south of Jeffrey’s Ledge.

Pinball's fluke

Pinball was feeding on fish just below the surface and had plenty of birds for company. In addition to the abundance of gulls, there were some sooty shearwaters and Wilson’s storm petrels in the mix. It was great to see all that bait on the Cetacea’s fish finder! Pinball was fluking regularly and staying at the surface long enough for passengers to get great looks at the distinct markings on the underside of her tail.

This afternoon on the Cetacea’s 2 p.m. whale watch, we headed towards the same area as this morning’s trip. Unfortunately, we encountered thick patches of fog and rough seas. Despite searching for a while in areas with better visibility, we were unable to find any whales. All passengers were issued rainchecks.

-- Christine

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